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Employer of the month

Black & White Event Rentals – May 2017

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

We are a full service special event supplier on Vancouver Island. We take pride in our high level of customer service and going beyond every expectation a customer may have.

How many employees do you have?

We have 8 full time and 20 employees from May 1st to November 1st

What do you look for in a new employee?

An employee who can work with a team and take pride that he or she has met all his or her goals and the teams goals for the day.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Never stop asking the questions and never stop learning.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

We will be hiring 6-8 new employees in our operations department to assist with all our special events both in the warehouse and on site.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Drop by 9 to 5 at the store, 1143 Franklin’s Gull Road, Parksville https://bwparty.com/ 

Harris Parksville – April 2017

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

The Harris auto group has been in business for over 5o years. This means you are working for a company that has staying power. We have achieved this by putting customers first. We have a low rate of turnover at Harris Oceanside GM. Employees like working here and we like taking care of them. It’s that simple.

How many employees do you have? 45

What do you look for in a new employee?

Someone who cares deeply about serving customers, comes to work with a positive attitude and knows if they work hard, the fruits of their labour will pay off.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?

Come down and talk to us! We are always looking for good people.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

We are currently looking for an automotive detailer and a part time lot attendant.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

Please call to make an appointment with the manager of the department you would like to pursue a career in.

RLC Park Services – March 2017

RLC Park Services operates many of the Provincial Parks on Vancouver Island as well as Horne Lake Regional Park. RLC Park Park Services will be attending the April 12th Hiring Fair and have provided us with the following interview.

 
Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?
RLC Park Services is contracted by the Provincial and local Municipal Governments to operate many of the parks on Vancouver Island. As a team, our goal is to deliver the most innovative, exciting, and efficiently run park systems not only in British Columbia but in all of Canada. There are many aspects needed in running a park including maintenance, fee collection, patrol, and nature interpretation. This means that working for RLC you could find yourself on a stage with a live owl, fixing a fence on an ocean side trail, or chatting with someone from half way across the world. RLC’s employees have the opportunity to do the job that they love in some of the most beautiful settings on Vancouver Island!

How many employees do you have?
The number of employees at RLC varies greatly depending on the season. Year round, there are about 35 staff but this number grows to over 75 in the peak summer season. This means that every year there are great opportunities to join our team.

 
What do you look for in a new employee?
What we look for in an employee is really dependent on the park and the role that they are hired for. Some of our employees spend their days teaching kids about the natural world, where others work late into the night ensuring that the park visitors have a safe and fun environment to enjoy. No matter what role you apply for, what we look for in all of our employees is the love of BC Parks and a passion to provide visitors with the best experience possible.

 
What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization?
Although our staff have a lot of fun, working for RLC is not always a walk in the park. But, if you are prepared to work hard, willing to learn, and not afraid to get a little dirty, there is no question that you will have a lot of fun spending a season working in one of Vancouver Island’s parks.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?
Yes, we are just starting to ramp up for the upcoming summer. In the mid island we will be looking for staff to fill positions at Rathtrevor, Horne Lake, Little Qualicum Falls, Englishman River Falls, and Sproat Lake. This season, we are looking for Park Maintenance, Gatehouse and Fee Collectors, Park Patrol, and Park Naturalists!

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?
The easiest way to apply for a job at any of the parks operated by RLC Park Services is to visit our website www.rlcparks.ca/join-our-team. Here, you will find out more about our company, full job descriptions, and an application form.

Old Country Market – February 2017

Old Country Market will be hosting a hiring fair on February 18th from 10am to 4pm, in the front room of Cuckoo Trattoria.

Tell us about your business/organization and what makes you stand out as an employer?

We are a locally grown family run business with many varieties of diversity. We are a progressive business with a flair for unique products and merchandising styles. We have become a well-known tourist destination as well as point of interest for our local community too!

How many employees do you have?

Our number of employees can fluctuate from 75 to 250 as our busy season demands more employees.

What do you look for in a new employee?

We look for employees that are eager to learn, enthusiastic, want to grow with the business, are not afraid of hard work, able to excel in a high volume fast paced environment and have a strong desire to be successful at and away from the workplace.

What advice would you give someone who wants to work for your organization

Listen to instruction, be attentive to detail, be committed to the job, be punctual, and be able to follow direction and remember that this is a job that could potentially lead to a career.

Do you anticipate hiring in the next 6 months? If so for what types of positions?

As an ever growing business we are definitely looking to hire more employees. We have a very diverse business so we are looking for many positions: cooks, clerks, servers, cashiers, bakers, dishwashers, or even goat whisperers.

What is the best way for someone to apply if they are interested in working for your organization?

In person with a resume including references.

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#110-198 East Island Hwy,
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Fax. 250.248.4154

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Mon-Tues 8:30am-4:30pm
Wed 8:30am-6:30pm
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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm